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Born Joseph Foreman, Afroman is a Southern rapper best known for his hit stoner classic "Because I Got High." Citing influences like Too $hort, Big Daddy Kane, and 2 Live Crew, he began his rap career in the eighth grade, when he started making homemade tapes of his own songs and passing them out to his classmates. He got his start as a performer at church, where he played drums and eventually moved on to playing guitar. For a while, he even worked as an airport baggage handler while trying to make an impression with his songs. In 1999, while he was still living in East Palmdale, Los Angeles, Afroman released his first album, Sell Your Dope, and played parties, sidewalks, and contests. Not finding L.A. to his liking, he moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he teamed up with drummer Jody Stallone and keyboardist/bassist Daryl Havard. In the spring of 2000 he recorded his breakout LP, Because I Got High, with producer Tim Ramenofsky. He distributed it at shows with the help of T-Bones Records in Hattiesburg. As word spread about his live shows, demand for his music increased. At the time, online file-sharing service Napster had just kicked off the MP3 revolution, which turned out to be a boon for Afroman. A fan managed to acquire a copy of his album in digital form and posted the track "Because I Got High" to Napster. Howard Stern also boosted the popularity of the track by playing it on his radio show. "Because I Got High" went on to become a huge worldwide hit by the end of 2001. It was nominated for a Best Rap Grammy in 2002. Afroman eventually attracted the attention of Universal Records, which signed him to a six-album deal. His first Universal album, The Good Times, was a compilation of his first two LPs and a few new tracks. "Because I Got High" was also included on the soundtrack to Kevin Smith's film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. After parting ways with Universal, Afroman became an independent artist and self-released a string of follow-ups. When he returned, he did so in a big way, releasing a whopping four albums in 2004. He started with the double-disc Afroholic...The Even Better Times, released on April 20th. Free of Universal, he wrote, produced, and recorded Afroholic on his own, marketed it largely online, and toured with a live band. He followed with 4RO:20, the holiday album Jobe Bells, and his fifth studio album, The Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation Is Motivation, which featured rappers like Po Boy, Mr. Mixx, Strainj, and Blaq. Two more albums arrived in 2006: Drunk'n'High and his second holiday album, A Colt .45 Christmas. In 2008, Afroman released Waiting to Inhale, the Greatest Hitz Live collection, and Frobama: Head of State. After a prolific four-year stretch, Afroman remained relatively quiet until 2013. That year, he released the aptly titled Marijuana Music, which featured his nephew on multiple tracks. The vaguely G-funk album The Frorider was released the following year, before he unveiled a pair of EPs in 2015: the self-aware One Hit Wonder and his socially conscious statement The N-Word. ~ Ed Nimmervoll & Neil Z. Yeung
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Top Tracks

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    Popularity
  2.   Because I Got High
  3.   Afroman Is Coming to Town
  4.   Because I Got High 2009
  5.   O Chronic Tree
  6.   Tall Cans
  7.   Crazy Rap
  8.   Colt 40ty Fiva (Drunk Driver)
  9.   Palmdale
  10.   She Won't Let Me Fuck
  11.   Tumbleweed
  12.   She Won't Let Me F$%^
  13.   Hush
  14.   One Hit Wonder
  15.   On Tha Mio
  16.   F*** tha Corporate World
  17.   Me & Kenny
  18.   She Won't Let Me F**K
  19.   Let's All Get Drunk
  20.   Drunk'n'high
  21.   Paranoid by 2 Zigg Zaggs
  22.   The B#*cH Goes Home
  23.   Beat of Life
  24.   Taking Over
  25.   Happy to Be Alive
  26.   Dicc Hang Lo
  27.   Cracchouse
  28.   Scrollin Thru My Bitches
  29.   I Refuse
  30.   Turn Up the Volume Knob
  31.   Drinkin on the Sidewalk
  32.   I Live in a Van
  33.   Gotta Stop Drinkin
  34.   Smoke a Blunt
  35.   Violent Night
  36.   Whack Rappers II
  37.   1988
  38.   U Can Make It
  39.   Money (Ain't Everything)
  40.   Airport
  41.   On My Hustle
  42.   Keep on Limp'n
  43.   Ghetto Memories
  44.   Feel Alright
  45.   Check This Out featuring 2 Zigg Zaggs
  46.   Late at Night
  47.   Still Smokin' by Po Boy
  48.   Christmas Time
  49.   High on the Highway
  50.   Jumped Up, G'd Up
  51.   The American Dream
  52.   Mississippi
  53.   High on the Highway, Pt. II
  54.   Humpin
  55.   Whatever
  56.   Smokin Hay
  57.   Guitar Solo
  58.   My Chunk
  59.   Let Her Blow
  60.   Keep It Movin
  61.   Husler Man
  62.   Beer Bottle Up
  63.   Trip
  64.   Dirty South Legend by Mr. Mixx
  65.   Life of Tha Party
  66.   Come On
  67.   The More U Drink
  68.   Check Out My Website
  69.   Deck My Balls
  70.   Whack Rappers
  71.   Smoke 1
  72.   Dance wit Me
  73.   Gangsta Sound
  74.   Roll Your Windows Down
  75.   Major Beat
  76.   Hittin' Switches
  77.   Let's Get High Tonight
  78.   What If
  79.   Cali Swangin'
  80.   Drive Better Drunk
  81.   West Y'all
  82.   I've Been Hustlin'
  83.   Leaving California
  84.   Frosty
  85.   Police Blow My Wad
  86.   Take a Hit
  87.   Gonna Be a Long Road
  88.   @Ogafroman
  89.   Keep on Hustling
  90.   I Know All About You
  91.   Smoke Some Green
  92.   White Girlz
  93.   Front n Back
  94.   Ghetto Life
  95.   Hungry Hustla Hollas
  96.   The First Time by Strainj
  97.   Talkin' to My Homies by Strainj
  98.   Shake Your Ass by Mr. Mixx
  99.   A Strainy Poem
  100.   Smoke on It
  101.   Weed Life
  102.   3 Wheelin
  103.   Tall Cans V.2
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